Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Murder/Suicide by a father in Houston leaves 12-year old girl dead, 14-year old girl and wife injured

Jacqueline Shaikh, age 12
Vivian Shaikh, age 14
A Houston, Texas man, Sardar Shaikh, age 43, had just lost his job and was two months behind in rent.  After a domestic dispute with his wife, he became crazed and opened fire, shooting his wife and two daughters before taking his own life. 

His wife, Maria Isabel Groena, 43, was shot in the back and paralyzed.  Their 12-year old daughter, Jacqueline Shaikh, was pronounced dead at the scene, having been shot multiple times.  Their 14-year old daughter, Vivian Shaikh, was shot in the neck but survived.  Both the mother and Vivian were in critical condition at an area hospital.

From an article:
Vivian Shaikh and Gorena are at Ben Taub General Hospital in critical condition. Vivian Shaikh was shot multiple times. Her mother was shot in the back, and according to media reports, she was suffering from paralysis.
Police said Gorena called 911 and reported her husband had shot her and the couple's two children. She said she believed he then shot himself.
Officers dispatched to the scene found the man dead in front of the home from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in his chest. Jacqueline was found with multiple gunshot wounds inside.
According to another article:
Some neighbors, though, said the family had marital and financial problems.
“He lost a job and everything. So he was behind two months’ rent,” said Harold Portillo.
A nearby convenience store owner said the couple had been customers for years and that they had recently divorced—but still lived together. Gorena also filed for a protective order back in 2000, but that was later dismissed.
 Friends say Shaikh moved to the country from Pakistan more than 20 years ago and worked in the medical field.

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